Morning Bell: Early Learning Is Critically Important, Daniels Tours West Lafayette
Elle Moxley / StateImpact Indiana
Janet Craig, left, and Maple Elementary outdoor learning center coordinator Jennifer Davies talk to kindergarten campers about the importance of being quiet in the hallway. The United Way summer program helps bridge the gap for students who haven't attended preschool.
Our Children, Our City: In Indiana, we fail our children in thinking early learning is optional, not essential – “Consider that South Korea, like some other nations, requires all children who are 3 to attend preschool. In Indiana? Children are not required to attend any school until age 7.” Indianapolis Star
Gov. Mitch Daniels has hands full learning new job, convincing skeptics – “Unlike past presidential picks, Daniels’ selection June 21 by the Purdue Board of Trustees provoked outspoken disapproval among many faculty, alumni, students and K-12 teachers who consider him a poor choice to lead one of the nation’s top universities.” Lafayette Journal and Courier
IU instructor organizing global network to study home schooling – “Robert Kunzman, a faculty member at Indiana University, brought together some of the world’s top scholars on home schooling to share ideas and research.” Evansville Courier & Press
State Department of Ed steps in to help Gary fix school bus mess – “Parents have complained since the beginning of school on Aug. 15 that their children weren’t being picked up for school at their designated routes.” Gary Post-Tribune